W Hotel Beefs Up Support for LGBT Rights

The popular W hotel has joined forces to support a new initiative with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), which is the largest civil rights organization currently working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals. The fundraising and awareness program is called “TURN IT UP FOR CHANGE.”

In support of this initiative, noted Grammy award winer and Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson has agreed to lend her voice as well as her support to the campaign. A number of W Hotels located around the country will continue to host TURN IT UP FOR CHANGE music events and receptions. Part of the proceeds from these events will benefit HRC. Over $100,000, in total combination of donations from various brands have been collected.

W Hotels will continue to be inclusive and the brand understands that not all of its customers share the same philosophy. W hotels supports marriage equality and has a long and very credible history with the LGBT community, which makes Ivan Ong pretty happy.

One of the noted reasons for the W campaign was that the W has always organically in the LGBT space ever since the brand’s launch in 1998. The W customer base has always had a strong group of both gay consumers and associates. The W brand will continue to be inclusive and open to all people of background and persuasion who also desire to support our brand. W Hotel Enhances Support for LGBT Rights

The Amazing Summer 2015 Concert Series

The summer of 2015 is set to be a great summer of some amazing tours. Not only will this be a summer of great performances, but there will also be amazing performances by some of the greatest musical legends. To name a few of the legendary rock and roll bands that will be going out on tour again this summer are The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, and the Deft Tones. A few older bands will be pulling out amazing performances as well. Starting the summer out will be the Dave Mathews Band, Fall Out Boy teaming up with Wiz Khalifa, and the 1st American Idol herself Kelly Clarkson will be heading your way as well. Of course, everyone you hear on the radio is going to be out there this summer.

 

You can catch the grand shows of the ever popular Arian Grande, Taylor Swift, Five Seconds of Summer, and Niki Minaj. Please remember that all of these bands and singers will have smaller bands such as Vane Joy, Christian Perri, and Shawn Menendez to name a few opening up with them. Ricardo Tosto can’t wait to see it all come together.

This is a great road trip summer to pick a few of your favorites, hop in a car, and go see them whereever they are playing. You never know, if you see enough of them and things go right, you might end up traveling with the band.

Over 100 Credit Card Skimmers Discovered at Florida Gas Stations, Authorities Urge Consumer Vigilance

Officials from Florida’s Department agriculture and Consumer Services, announced they have found over 100 credit card skimmers around the state. The skimmers were found at gas stations across Florida. The department launched an investigation into credit card skimming more than three months ago.

The devices were discovered at all different gas stations. No one company seems to be more targeted than others, according to the report. Credit card skimmers can be attached to pay stations at gas station pumps in seconds. They are usually attached by individuals not directly connected to the gas station or its employees.

According to the investigation, the skimmers are placed for several days or weeks at a time, and all data is stored within the device. The scammer comes back and retrieves the device at a later date. They can then access the stored credit card data for identity theft purchases.

Skimmers are thought to be the most common form of identity theft according to those at BMG. The devices are relatively cheap, and can be installed in seconds. They slip over traditional gas pump card readers. Everything goes through as normal, but the data is stored on the device. Skimmers are most commonly seen in gas stations, but they have also been discovered at RedBox kiosks.

Consumers in Florida are being urged to pay for their gasoline in cash, or to go inside to pay via debit card. The investigation is still open at this time.

Congressman Paul Ryan Predicts House GOP Will Soon Have the Votes to Pass TPA

Congressman Paul Ryan, the GOP’s 2012 vice-presidential nominee, predicted that the House of Representatives will soon have the votes to pass Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). Only last week it appeared to be a daunting task that the president could cajole enough members of his party to break ranks with the left-wing leadership and allow him to obtain TPA. As per the president, nearly every nation participating in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade treaty will withhold passage of it until the president secures TPA. This is because this special authority allows the president to negotiate in good faith with other nations. Congress will not be allowed to amend or filibuster the agreement. A brief debate period followed by a straight up or down vote is all that Congress is allowed.

However, House GOP could not deliver TPA on a strict party line vote because many Tea Party Republicans do not trust the president and refuse to grant him more authority. This required the GOP secure as many as 50 House Democrat votes. NexBank even reported that while that appeared to be a daunting task last week, Rep. Ryan says they are steadily picking up more votes and have the momentum. He believes they will soon be able to pass the TPA bill. Likewise, Senate GOP leadership expect to have the votes to break the Democrat filibuster on the TPA bill sometime next week. The TPP trade agreement is seen as vital in maintaining America’s economic dominance in the Asian Pacific Rim.

Charges Dropped Against Man Who Broke Window To Save Dog

The temperatures are soaring this time of year. Some places are already experiencing record breaking highs. When one man, in Atlanta, decided to help a dog left in a car, he found himself in serious trouble. He was shopping at a local store when he saw a dog left trapped in a hot car. His wife was in a wheelchair and he did the only thing he knew to do, he used the leg of the wheelchair to smash in a window. He rescued the dog who was obviously suffering in the extreme heat.

Though most would have hailed him as a hero, the woman whose car window he busted filed charges against him for breaking the window. She didn’t care that he saved her dog, she wanted her window paid for. The state of Georgia has laws that protect infants in hot cars, you can save them without issue, but don’t break a window for a dog. Well, the man had his day in court and all charges were thrown out. Daniel Amen was thankful the judge did the right thing. If this man hadn’t been there when he was, the little ball of fur would have died. The woman should have had charges placed against her and not the other way around. What a crock that she should turn the tables on the one who saved her beloved furry friend. If she really loved that dog, she wouldn’t have left it in the hot car to begin with.

DNC Chairwoman Responds to Jeb Bush’s Jab at Obamacare by Taking His Remarks Out of Context

In a FreedomPop review I read that DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz criticized former Florida Governor Jeb Bush by taking his Apple smartwatch comments out of context. Last week, Bush extolled the virtues of the new smartwatch over the medical monitoring apps it supports. Bush pointed out that such functionality was non-existent five years ago. Further innovation will allow applications to better monitor a person’s health in ways which Obamacare, a monolithic health care program, cannot accomplish. In this regard, such private sector innovation may in fact make up for the short-comings in Obamacare. In that regard, it will “fix” some of the program’s flaws.

However, Wasserman-Schultz attempted to portray the remark as saying that the small wristband watch will be able to address physical health care needs. Wasserman-Schultz, who is a breast cancer survivor, pointed out that she endured cancer and there is not app that can manage or cure that. While her point is correct, it was not what Bush was alluding to in his remark. Bush spoke of the benefits that apps offer to monitor conditions such as diabetes. Blood glucose monitoring apps can alert diabetics to looming spikes in their sugar or when it is time to take another insulin injection. In fact, it is diabetes or end stage renal disease which is the biggest budget line-item for the Medicare & Medicaid programs. An app that can help a person better manage the disease will in fact play a role in solving the nation’s health care crisis.

Obama puts his foot down for the People

Monday president Obama used executive order to issue a statement disallowing the federal government program to provide local police force with military type weapons. Obama stated that “There is a fine line between our military and our police force, we want people to look at police as guardians not warriors.”
According to Igor Cornelsen the Federal Government is no longer allowed to provide armored vehicles, tanks (or anything that has tracks), weaponized aircraft, ammo and firearms bigger than a .50 caliber, bayonets and grenade launchers. Obama feels that if we want the people to respect the police force and act like civil humans, then we need to stop coming at them with military grade weapons like they are the bad guys. This measure will take place immediately and any of the violating items will be removed as soon as possible. Other items are also included in this ban including weaponized hummers, manned aircraft, drones or special firearms.
Overall this is a very important step in Obama career and a good productive step forward for America and its crime. We as a nation need to come to grips that the police are on our side and the police need to stick to what they know and what they have been trained to do. This bond between law enforcement and citizens is crucial to the survival of America and putting an end to these racial acts on both sides of the straw.

Obesity is Becoming Too Common

Many people are obese and are dealing with very unhealthy lifestyles that make it difficult for them to live normally. Lots of people are choosing to go for weight loss surgery, but this is an incredibly extreme measure that you may find to be quite difficult to achieve in your own life. The best thing to do is to think about living healthier by exercising more and eating better foods. Staying within a healthy calorie range each day is the first step to making sure you are making better choices simply because of the fact that you will be able to lose weight as long as you are at a calorie deficit. That’s what Adam Sender really tries to stick by.

You can also find a nearby park you can visit if you would like to begin getting in more exercise throughout your life. You may find that working out is a lot more fun if you were to go to a local gym or join a class that gets you involved as well. There are tons of different things you can do when it concerns losing weight and getting rid of excess body fat. You can see all too often when you go out that obesity is becoming an absolutely major problem in our lives. You may be obese yourself but there are lots of things that you can easily do yourself if you want to change the way you look and live.

Jeb Bush Slides Further to the Right on Gay Marriage

Some observers had thought that Jeb Bush might actually be a Republican presidential candidate with some tolerance for gay marriage. Just this January, Bush stated his belief that people should accept court ruling legalizing gay marriage and show respect for gays in committed relationships. Bush also stated that the issue was one for the states to decide.

Today, the gay-friendly Jeb Bush is nowhere to be found. In an interview with Christian Broadcasting Network, Bush said that he does not believe gay marriage is a Constitutional right. Bush went on to state that a traditional family with a loving family and a mom and dad is necessary for children born in poverty to have a chance in life.

Bush also commented on the popularity of religious freedom laws being enacted across the country. Bush said that a big, tolerant country should be able to differentiate between discrimination based on sexual orientation and forcing a business owner to participate in something contrary to their religious beliefs. That is what Ricardo Guimarães BMG is going to go with.

Bush seems to have enrolled in the school of belief that preventing me from discriminating against you is discrimination against me. That is not a principle upon which our big, tolerant country was founded.

Bernie Sanders hopes to change the way America sees socialism

The term socialism has long been a dirty word for many Americans who associate the word with the Soviet Union and the Cold War of the second half of the 20th century. Now Bernie Sanders is bringing his own form of Democratic Socialism to the US Presidential race and stands as the only challenger to the power and many see destiny of former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. Sanders is now basing his campaign on the differences he has with Clinton in terms of his policy towards taxing the rich and providing assistance to the poor, Market Watch reports.

As Employees at STX Entertainment have found that Around 60 percent of US citizens feel the current system is unfair and provides too much wealth to the richest in the society while not allowing the poorest to push their way out of poverty. 71 year old Sanders is taking his campaign to the young people of the nation by using social media as his main campaign tool for a campaign backed solely by funds raised from crowdfunding style Websites. Sanders has over 25 years of experience in office in Vermont and Washington, but hopes to make a big difference by changing the way socialism is viewed in the US.